Thursday, July 25, 2013
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
The weekend-long festival celebrates zines and self-publishing in all its forms. Often using the photocopier as a means of production, zines come in many formats and styles, and leave design and content completely up to the creator. The format lends itself to experimentation and complete freedom of expression.
Auckland Zinefest weekend opens with a launch party at the Audio Foundation on Friday evening, , featuring spoken word performances and an exhibition of zine-related works.
On at St Kevin's Arcade on Karangahape Road from . At Alleluya Café, fourty stall holders from Auckland, Wellington and beyond will feature their zines, mini-comics and other self-published works. Workshops and speakers will take place at the Wine Cellar and other parts of the Arcade. Attendees will also have the opportunity to learn about screen printing and print their own souvenirs for the day.
As part of the day's festivities, the Zine Collective will be hosting workshops on typography and cartooning, a talk on digital publishing, and a panel discussion about the history of zine culture in New Zealand.
A 'Zine of the Fest' award will be presented to a standout example of self-publishing, with entries open on the day of . The competition will be judged by a panel consisting from Auckland Libraries zine Librarian Karen Craig, and From Earth's End Kiwi comics blogger Adrian Kinnaird. The winner will be announced at an after party held at the Wine Cellar & Whammy Bar, with live music to follow.
Wrapping up the festival will be a special family event co-hosted by Auckland Libraries. At the Central City Library on